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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:00 PM

Conservatives Worry 'National Emergency' Precedent Threatens Their Guns

Fox News analyst Chris Stirewalt on Thursday said that Republican lawmakers are reluctant to allow President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency in order to build his border wall because future Democratic presidents could invoke the precedent to deal with the gun violence epidemic.

“Lots of things are national emergencies,” Stirewalt explained to Fox News host Sandra Smith. “Highway fatalities are national emergencies. If you define it that way, if you define it [as] what’s killing people, what are our problems, what are the things that are breaking the heart of this great nation, there are lots of things that are emergencies.”

“The Republicans will not let him declare a national emergency on this,” he continued, “and violate the Article I powers of Congress. They’re not going to let him do it because they know that if his successor, if President Kamala Harris says, ‘You know what, we have a national emergency on gun crime in the United States so I am going to start abridging the Second Amendment because I think that this is a national emergency because I have deemed it so.'”

“The reason the Republicans in Congress won’t let the president do that is because they know that one day there won’t be a Republican president,” Stirewalt concluded. “And when that happens, they don’t want that president to be able to willy-nilly declare a national emergencies and exert broad executive authorities.”

https://crooksandliars.com/2019/01/conservatives-worry-national-emergency

You better talk to Lindsey Graham.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 10 OP
Grasswire2 Jan 10 #1
kentuck Jan 10 #2
shanny Jan 10 #3
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former9thward Jan 10 #5
Thunderbeast Jan 10 #6
JDC Jan 10 #7
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:05 PM

1. You betcha.

40,000 gun deaths in 2017.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:08 PM

2. Hmmmm....

When opportunity knocks...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:15 PM

3. way more than that should worry them

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=11654389

climate change emergency, health care emergency, etc etc--gun control sounds like a great plan too!

lordy lordy I almost hope tRump is that stupid

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:16 PM

4. There is a national health and firearm emergency

But they overestimate republicans in Congress it they think they will do anything to stand in the way of a Trump national emergency declaration

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:26 PM

5. Every President since Carter has declared National Emergencies.

Most are still in effect.

According to the Federal Register, 58 national emergencies have been declared since the National Emergency Act of 1976 was signed into law by President Gerald Ford.

And 31 have been annually renewed and are currently still in effect, as listed in the Federal Register.

https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/Politics/list-31-national-emergencies-effect-years/story?id=60294693

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:39 PM

6. Cut through the fog.

The emergency is that white jeebus lovers are losing their majority and their privilege. HARD STOP!



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:47 PM

7. Rest assured, as the chance for a Democratic President nears

The GOP will make ready with their new law ensuring that a National Emergency cannot be drawn on by a democrat for some crazy reason. They may even pull out the height of hypocrisy and blame the democrats for allowing Trump to do it in the first place. Take that to the bank.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 11:07 PM

8. If republicans and the Courts let this happen.

Our next democratic President should clear the deck on everything that we have been fighting for for 35+ years, clean energy, clean CO2/CO free (or minimized levels) air, gun control and elimination of assault weapon. Money for schools and preschool, he or she should go apeshit and point to what Trump did and what the Courts said was ok.

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